Monday, December 8, 2014

fab finds at the denver flea

We are fortunate that The Denver Flea came into existence this year of 2014.  A plethora of creative  Colorado vendors, cold Colorado brews, and tasty food truck bites.  While there were many fabulous vendors within the cool digs, below you will find my faves...
 

 
 
 



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

my gaudy christmas sweatshirt, diy

I am attending my first Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this month, but I have never owned an ugly Christmas sweater, I have a phobia for ugly.  My Christmas season sweater is Grinch green and striped, I love it, but it is not ugly. I also have a phobia of showing up in something the same as someone else, so I decided to head to the Dollar Tree and load the glue gun!
 









 
Total cost, around $10, with tax; sweatshirt from WallyWorld $6 and Dollar Tree embellishment's $3.

Friday, November 21, 2014

holiday party style board inspired by chairish!

In case you didnt' know, Chairish not only has amazing vintage furniture and furnishings, it also has a stunning vintage collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, handbags, scarves, and much more!
 
I chose the statement necklace of all statement necklaces for the inspiration for my holiday party style board.  Since this is a bold contemporary piece, the rest of the ensemble needed not to be dainty.  The simple black Cape Sleeved Dress from Zara is the perfect backdrop for the Sachin + Babi Statement Necklace.  Add a sculptural vintage Sterling Los Ballesteros Cuff, a Clare V Leopard Clutch, and a bold Casadei Open Toe Bootie, and voilĂ ! 
 

 
I just wanted to show antoher image of the dress from Zara, I love the cape!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

retro romance: 1950's interior insperation, Vertigo

 One of my favorite Hitchcock movies, Vertigo from 1958:  Old San Francisco, awesome plot, 50's fashion (Edith Head) and 50's interior design (production designer Henry Bumstead).  My plan is to provide Interior insperation from Midge's apartment and Scotties apartment, but my bleeping computer is beyond difficult, so we'll just focus on Scotties bedroom light today...
 
this classic brass 2 arm arc floor lamp, is so classic in fact that it doesn't exist anymore!  Please forgive me for the quality of photo, I've resorted to taking my own stills for this Retro Romance feature. The scale of this lamp is perfect for a bedside light or a reading light for an accent chair.  A velvet covered slipper chair would be fantastic!

#1  The closest lamp I was able to find was this beauty from 1stdibs .  It is authentic, classic and vintage.

$3,740
 
 
#2  While the shade of this lamp from HD Buttercup, as well as lamps #1 & #2, is a little more angular than the original movie light, the scale and arc are right on.


$795
 
 
#3  I really dig the style of this lamp from Mitchell Gold& Bob Williams, while it doesn't have as soft of lines as the original, it would definitely do with the right bed.

$845
 
 
#4  This lamp from Inside Ave. is about as close as it gets.  It's not brass, but it is shiny with a rounded shade and arc.

 $1,188
 

Friday, November 7, 2014

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